Pathfinder

AUGUST 8, 2019 Matthew Cooke and colleagues from Jason Snyder’s lab at University of British Columbia recently developed open source software to detect spatial navigation behavior in animals called Pathfinder: Spatial navigation is studied across several different paradigms for different purposes in animals; through analyzing spatial behaviors we can gain insight into how an animal […]

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Weekly News Digest, No. 29

Happy summer and welcome to the twenty-ninth installment of the Project on Civil Discourse’s Weekly News Digest, hosted on our Real Talk blog! Campus Speech  Campus Reform released an article about the University of Louisiana – Lafayette’s updated free speech policy. The public university did so after the school’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty advocated for […]

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The future is open!

We just published a new commentary on the future of open-source tools for behavioral neuroscience, inspired by our work with OpenBehavior.com! There has been a recent and substantial increase in the use of open-source tools for conducting research studies in neuroscience. The OpenBehavior Project was created to disseminate open-source projects specific to the study of […]

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